Posts Tagged ‘shia’

Turkish commander of air base housing US nukes detained for complicity in coup attempt – official

The senior Turkish military commander was arrested along with over a dozen lower ranking officers at the base, AFP reported. A government official has confirmed with Reuters that the general has been detained. Earlier on Saturday, movement in and out of the base in southern Turkey was blocked by local military authorities. According to an agreement […]

Why Iran plays a key role in China’s new Silk Road project

Following the inking of the Iranian nuclear deal, Beijing has bolstered its economic and political ties with Tehran and with good reason: Iran is not only a prospective supplier of oil and natural gas but also the key geostrategic region for the China-led New Silk Road project. “Iran is the key link of the “Silk Road” land route to Europe, as it is connected […]

Takht-Ravanchi: Iran willing to expand ties with Romania

Belgrade, July 11, IRNA – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi in a meeting with Romanian Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu underlined the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determination to broaden Tehran-Bucharest relations in all areas, including energy, transportation. ‘We are willing to deepen banking transactions between the two countries in line with the implementation of joint […]

Haaretz: ‘Time to Form an American Jewish Emergency Committee Against Donald Trump’

The Jewish community is growing increasingly desperate as the possibility of a Trump presidency looms ever closer. Haaretz: In dangerous times, American Jews have a tradition of forming “Emergency Committees.” In 1939, fearing that World War II would imperil the activities of the London and Jerusalem-based World Zionist Organization, representatives of America’s major Zionist groups […]

Why is EU anti-Semitism chief Katharina von Schnurbein smearing solidarity? #BDS

Why is EU anti-Semitism chief smearing solidarity? SEE ALSO EU’s antisemitism investigator relies on Israel lobby for latest rumours Katharina von Schnurbein, the EU’s anti-Semitism coordinator (right), with pro-Israel lobbyist Arsen Ostrovsky. (via Twitter) Has a senior European Union official been smearing the Palestine solidarity movement based on hearsay? A few days ago, I learned […]

Iran Air flights to Kuala Lumpur ceases until early August

Kuala Lumpur, June 21, IRNA – Iran Air flights to Kuala Lumpur was temporarily ceased until early August; because of its Boeing 747SP overhauled. After many years flight, the 747SP was overhauled at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) and the flight was temporarily ceased. Head of Iran Air office in Kuala Lumpur Amir Reza Omrani […]

US seeks to help Kiev’s demoralized troops with new propaganda radio station

     Ukraine’s first military radio station Army FM is in the works with help from a US non-profit organization. It would broadcast for Ukrainian soldiers fighting with militia forces in the Donbass conflict. One of the goals of the new radio station is to counter radio stations and channels broadcasting in the conflict zone, The […]

US says seizure of Iran’s assets no breach of int’l law

“To the extent that this letter was prompted by the recent Supreme Court decision in the Bank Markazi (Central Bank of Iran) v. Peterson case, we believe the US laws and the application of those laws by the courts … comport with international law,” Toner said during a press briefing on Friday, the official website […]

Iran to continue support for Palestinians

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its support for the oppressed people of Palestine,” said Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on the occasion of Palestine Land Day. The Iranian senior diplomat stressed that the crises in the region and terrorism cannot and should not divert attentions from the issue […]

Syrian army liberates key area in Homs

Syrian forces have established full control over new areas in the central province of Homs, inflicting heavy losses on Daesh terrorists, new reports say. The army recaptured the mountainous al-Hail district and surrounding areas on Tuesday and launched a clean-up operation afterwards, Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website said. The liberation of the area, which overlooks the ancient city of Palmyra, paves […]

Incest and necrophilia ‘should be legal’ according to youth branch of Swedish Liberal People’s Party

From: independent.co.uk ‘Incest can be considered unusual and disgusting, but the law cannot stem from it being disgusting’ Incest between siblings and necrophilia should be legalised, a branch of the Swedish Liberal People’s Party has argued.The Stockholm branch of the party’s youth wing (LUF) voted on the controversial motion at its […]

Joy Camp: Conspiracy Guy sez ‘the Earth is flat!’

     The Conspiracy Guy takes on some ballers. Source Article from http://www.sott.net/article/312241-Joy-Camp-Conspiracy-Guy-sez-the-Earth-is-flat Hits: 0

Iran’s coverage: US piles on anti-Iran moves despite deal

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   US issues new travel warning to Iran after prisoner swap The State Department says Americans should think twice about any nonessential travel to Iran. Supreme Leader pays tribute to Founder of Islamic Republic Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited the […]

Kerry set to meet Russian FM amid concerns over Syria talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to move aside obstacles that threaten to delay the start of peace talks to end Syria’s war, seeking compromise with Russia’s foreign minister on which Syrian opposition groups should be eligible to participate. Kerry left Tuesday for Switzerland to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey […]

Qeshm to launch off-road racing track

The largest off-road racing circuit in Iran will open on January 13, much to the delight of adventurous holidaymakers. “The track, which complies with international standards, will meet the expectation of domestic and foreign tourists and has the potential to host international road rallies,” IRNA quoted Akbar Torkan, the secretary of the High Council of […]

Egypt sends Ambassador to Israel after Three Years

nsnbc : Egypt has sent a new ambassador to neighboring Israel after three years with downgraded diplomatic relations. The new Egyptian Ambassador is Hazem Hairat who arrived in Israel on Friday. Egyptian Ambassador To Israel Hazem Hairat – Courtesy YOUM7 In November 2012 the Egyptian government under president Mohamed Morsi withdrew its ambassador to protest […]

Parviz Tanavoli: Iranian artist who made something out of nothing

The country’s most renowned living artist on his famous ‘heech’ works, being summoned by the shah, and the resurgence of Iran’s art scene In 1971, the then queen of Iran commissioned Parviz Tanavoli, a young artist in his 30s, to make one of his signature bronze sculptures for the palace of the shah. The tall, […]

Iran’s coverage: Saudi Arabia to pay ‘high price’ for executing Shia cleric: Iran

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   Iran strongly condemns Nimr execution Iran has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, denouncing it as deeply irresponsible.   Iranian cleric predicts fall of Saudi government over Nimr execution The crime of executing Sheikh Nimr is part of a […]

Iran educates hundreds of prisoners during jail term

Tehran, January 2, The Iran Project – The head of Iran’s Evin Prison says some 500 prisoners are spending their educational careers at high school and university levels during their terms of imprisonment. Rahim Yousefi, the head of Evin’s prison on Saturday said that based on the cooperation agreement with Payame-Noor University and Iran’s University of Applied […]

Nimr’s execution sparks angry reactions among Shia, Sunni senior clerics

Tehran, January 2, The Iran Project – The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a leading Shia cleric and a prominent critic of the Riyadh regime, along with 47 others by the Saudi Arabia government on Saturday morning, sparked angry reactions from Iran’s high rankings clerics who expressed condemnations in strongest possible terms. Releasing a statement on Saturday, […]

Banned By Facebook… Loretta Lynch’s Plan to Confiscate Guns

THIS 27 MINUTE INTERVIEW OF GUN CONFISCATION RADIO PROGRAMMING WAS BANNED BY FACEBOOK! ~ Dave Hodges This is the short radio interview in which the Second Amendment is being threatened. First, we desperately , as a Patriot community, need to quit Facebook and join Unseen. Facebook supports the evisceration of the civil liberties including the […]

President Rouhani in Rey for public meeting

Tehran, Dec 23, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani visited the city of Rey for a public meeting on Wednesday morning. Rey is situated in south of capital Tehran and enjoys an old flourishing history. It also hosts a revered place of worship for Shia Iranians who regularly visit the tomb of Hazrat Andolazim there. The […]

UN resolution on Syria to be reached on Friday – Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennadiy Gatilov said that a UN Security Council resolution on the Syria reconciliation process should be agreed on later on Friday. A UN Security Council resolution on the Syria reconciliation process should be agreed on later on Friday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennadiy Gatilov told reporters. “Yes, it will be,” Gatilov said when asked […]

Persian folk theater revived in an old city

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – The 2nd national festival of traditional folkloric Persian play, Siah-bazi, is held in the northern city of Sari which indeed gave a fresh life to the ancient art. The city of Sari, enjoying a 6000 year old civilization, is hosting artists who play a key role in the traditional art; […]

Iran to release technical nuclear statement to be registered UN document

Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that Iran will release a technical statement to be registered as the United Nations document after IAEA Board of Governors adopts resolution on Iran on December 15. The decision to release a technical statement comes as Iran believes that the recent report […]

Lukoil upbeat over Iran Petroleum Contract Conference

TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (Shana) – Russia’s second major oil and gas company Lukoil said it is going to take the opportunity of taking part in the Iran Petroleum Contracts (IPC) Conference in which new oil and gas contract models are unveiled. “The event has been useful in introducing the new contacts,” Dmitry Timoshenko, the company’s […]

6.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Chile

The US Geological Survey has measured the quake at magnitude 6.2, with the epicenter located some 70km north of Taltal, Chile. The quake was relatively shallow and struck some 32 km (20.5 miles) below the seabed. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, initially reported by the Chilean national seismological […]

‘Imminent threat of attack’: Brussels closes metro as capital on high alert

Limited free movement: EU to strengthen border control to fight terrorism “The advice for the population is to avoid places where a lot of people come together, like shopping centers, concerts, events or public transport stations wherever possible,” a spokesman for the government’s crisis center said, Reuters reported. The recommendation came after the government increased […]

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